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COVID-19 PANDEMIC - IMPACT UPON HOMES4WILTSHIRE

26/05/2020:  HOMES4WILTSHIRE IS NOT PRESENTLY ADVERTISING ANY SOCIAL RENTED HOMES DURING THE LOCKDOWN

THE COUNCIL AND ITS PARTNER LANDLORDS PLAN TO START ADVERTISING AGAIN ON 4 JUNE 2020

PLEASE NOTE THAT VERY FEW HOMES WILL BE ADVERTISED INITIALLY IN THE FIRST FEW WEEKS AND NUMBERS WILL PROBABLY REMAIN LOW FOR SOME TIME

In the meantime, under the government's guidance, the council and its partner landlords are using any vacant homes for households in the greatest housing need ie the homeless (including people experiencing domestic abuse in their current homes), the statutorily overcrowded (lacking 3 or more bedrooms), people coming out of hospital or in short-stay care beds whose homes are unsafe to return to.  If you are not in these categories, we cannot help you move until advertising recommences

If you have an urgent housing need, please call us on 0300 456 0104.  Please DO NOT visit the council's offices to discuss a housing application or any other housing matter until further notice

If you need help in the lockdown, and live in the Wiltshire Council area, please see the Wiltshire Council website here

  • If you are thinking about applying for re-housing, you can speak to us about alternatives to moving, for example improving people's present housing conditions so that the need for a move is less urgent

  • If you are struggling financially, there is help for working age people, help for state pension age people, help for self-employed people, help for the sick, help with housing costs for working age people, help with housing costs for pension age people and people in supported housing and help with the Council Tax.  For more information about your entitlement to help, please see the Gov.uk benefits calculators

  • If you need help with managing money in these difficult times, please see our money management page

  • If you have made an online housing application and wish to provide supporting documents, please use any scanning facilities to which you have access or a camera and email the images of documents to the service at homes4wiltshire@wiltshire.gov.uk.  Alternatively, photocopies may be sent by post to the council’s offices at Homes4Wiltshire, Wiltshire Council, County Hall, Trowbridge BA14 8JN.  NB If you have sent supporting documents to help us to perform the housing needs assessment, please be patient and refrain from contacting the Housing Department unless it is essential.  We have a 4 week backlog of housing needs assessments at present

  • If you are an EU, EEA or a Swiss national, you and your family may need to consider applying to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living in the UK after 30 June 2021. For further information, and to apply, please click here

Welcome to Wiltshire

Homes4Wiltshire is the place to find affordable housing in the Wiltshire Council area, plus information on other housing options available. Homes4Wiltshire is a Choice Based Lettings scheme for people in housing need seeking alternative accommodation.

Choice Based Lettings (CBL) schemes like Homes4Wiltshire operate by means of ‘bids’ or expressions of interest in properties offered in each weekly advertising cycle from registered housing applicants on the Homes4Wiltshire website. Homes4Wiltshire is a partnership between Wiltshire Council and about 30 Registered Providers (housing associations) providing affordable homes in Wiltshire Council’s area.  

Please note, we have approximately 2,250 households on the Homes4Wiltshire register and more than 2,000 new applications each year, with about 1800 properties being advertised each year.  To learn more, please click Find out more about Homes4Wiltshire.

To find out about other housing options available to you or if you are at risk of homelessness and require housing advice, please see the contact details at Contact Us.

For independent housing advice please see the links to Shelter and the Citizens Advice websites.

 

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Advertising dates 31

Current cycle

28 May, until 1 Jun

Next cycle

Starts 4 Jun, until 8 Jun
No one should feel unsafe in their own home
A new local Domestic Abuse out of hours helpline will go live with effect from Friday 8th May.  This is a joint initiative with Swindon Women’s Aid which will run initially for a three month period.  This provision will cover evenings/ weekends and bank holidays from 5pm – 9am.  01225...
Published: Monday 11 May 2020

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